Special Opportunity for Members

QGND has purchased access for this live, on-line event for all members. You will get a Zoom link through email to participate.

The event is a sampler from 18 quilt teachers, each sharing one of their favorite techniques. There are two different, 3 hour long sessions on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. Tune in at 2:00 pm CDT.

Catherine Redford will teach walking foot quilting

It’s a great chance to observe these teachers’ on-line styles, and see if you might want to take a virtual class. Or, just pick up some tips you can use. They will even send a PDF file with written instructions to go with each demonstration!

Find more information and a complete schedule HERE.

CHERRYWOOD

April’s education program is once again available via Zoom. What do you know about Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics? Located in Baxter, Minnesota, the company is gaining world-wide renown for its fabrics and its annual challenge. Heather Thormodson will speak at 9 am via the link that will be emailed to all members a day or two before.

If you want some help dealing with Zoom, contact Kay Braun. Her info is in your directory, or use the CONTACT US page on our web page. You could send a message via facebook, if you prefer.

Show & Tell

Check out 5 new quilts submitted by members for our Show & Tell photo gallery.

Why isn’t your quilt included? Maybe you forgot to send us a photo. . .

email to krlbaird@gmail.com

Pandemic Quilt Instructions

There is still time to contribute to this QGND project. Help us memorialize 2020, even though right now, you may just want to forget it! Create a block about the uncertainties, cancellations (including Metro Quilt Expo!) and losses caused by a new and nasty virus. The plan is to display this quilt at the 2022 Metro Quilt Expo.

Corona by Roz Buck
  • Create a 12 x 12 inch quilt block (includes a 1-inch seam allowance on each side; don’t decorate one inch from each edge).  Finished blocks when sewn together will be 10 x 10 inches.
  • Your block can be pieced, appliqued, embellished, painted, embroidered collaged…as long as it has a 12 x 12 fabric base and can be sewn together.
  •  include a brief description or explanation of the block
  •  Mail your completed block to Bonnie Anderson, 1361 12th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075.

We need your quilt photos!

There is a new PHOTO GALLERY page on our menu bar. If you click that, you will see some photos from our files. Click on any photo to see it full size. Notice you can pin these to your pinterest page, too.

We’d like to feature your quilts here! A gallery just for Show & Tell can be created. Since we all miss this feature of our meetings, an on-line Show & Tell would help.

Take a photo of your quilt hung on your design wall, or on your bed. Or have someone hold it up for you. Be creative and take the photo in your backyard or in a picturesque spot. Close ups would also be good. Send photos to krlbaird@gmail.com as an attachment.

Please include your name, any date or other information about the quilt. Tell your friends!

If we have included a quilt that you do NOT want shown, let us know at krlbaird@gmail.com. We can instantly remove it.

Retreat is Cancelled

The quilters’ retreat, scheduled for January 22, has been cancelled. Everyone who paid will get a full refund.

1986 Raffle Quilt

blocks laid out on the floor

Back in 1986, QGND members made 10″ basket quilt blocks for the raffle quilt. Kim Baird set them together with gray alternate blocks, and members hand quilted it in Kim’s living room! Kim had to crawl under the massive quilt frame to get through the living room, until some work was accomplished and the quilt could be rolled, gradually freeing up space.

This experiment was NOT repeated. After that year, the raffle quilts were passed from member to member, who each quilted a section using a large hoop.

Eventually, even that was replaced by long-arm machine quilting.

Some of our members have never seen a quilt pattern like the one we used. You had to add your own seam allowances!

1982 is 38 years ago!

Browsing through files, I came across this article written by Sandy Huseby in 1982. It was published in a magazine put out by Gate City Bank. Neither Sandy, nor the bank, can remember the name of this periodical.

The author interviewed us and took photos at our very first QGND picnic, which was held at the rural home of our third president Judy Ballew, north of Moorhead. Enjoy this blast from our past!

We are Making Quilts of Valor

President Shelley Folkedahl has announced that QGND members are invited to help Quilts of Valor make some quilts.This is a project that can be done in the safety of your own home or members can attend the education class in October where will be sewing the blocks together. We are also accepting fabric donations for this project. Contact Shelley Folkedahl at 701-306-9275.
The blocks are due by the November 21st Holiday Luncheon so we can give them to the local QOV group.

Click here for directions and pattern. A specific design is requested. DO NOT send your blocks to the address listed–get them to a Guild meeting, or mail them to Shelley.